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Cape Harmony Choir celebrate Christmas with annual concert

Christmas joy: Cape Harmony Choir are ready to perform their annual Christmas concert. Photo is supplied.
Christmas joy: Cape Harmony Choir are ready to perform their annual Christmas concert. Photo is supplied.

The traditional glass of port and mince pie will be on offer once again at the Cape Harmony Choir's Christmas concerts on December 4 and 5.

The choir's Director of music Cornelius de Munck said he felt invigorated at the prospect of performing the annual Christmas concert.

The shows will be held in Busselton on the Saturday and Dunsborough on Sunday.

Mr de Munck said the concert would have two sections to it with the first being the Messiah by Handel, a 'great composer from the 18th century'.

"It is a favourite for choirs across the world since 1741 when it was first written for the simple fact that there are 17 choruses in the major work, which is unheard of so choirs love it," he said.

The second half of the performance will be more modern with Christmas carols cantata 'What Sweeter Music' by American Mark Hayes.

During the second half the choir will invite the audience to sing along to a few of the more well known songs.

"The atmosphere changes because of their [audience] involvement and people who come do like to sing, may not be professional but gives them an opportunity to be actively involved in an a easy way."

Both performances will start at 2pm with the Busselton location at the Uniting Church on Kent Street and Our Lady of the Southern Cross Catholic Church in Dunsborough.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at trybooking.com